Incorrect fuel in a Alfa Romeo Brera? Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo is a common mistake to make. And exactly what you have to do about it will depend on several different factors. In the event that you want to find out what it is best to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Listed below are the key variables to to consider whenever determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Alfa Romeo, considering that the fuel capacity of your Alfa Romeo Brera is normally roughly 70 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Brera will most of the time not be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 3.5 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted through wholly topping up the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty rare to come across an automobile having difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - certainly not impossible to find. You can get a number of automobiles that don't stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. When trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is the same thing as wagering everything on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Brera should really as soon as possible be drained out seeing that your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in the Brera? If that's the case, have it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can typically end up in more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of risk caused by driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then stop and have it drained asap.

Steer clear of having any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have got the certification and working experience required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo Brera?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Alfa Romeo motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Alfa Romeo vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is generally identical for virtually all vehicle makes. Naturally it does differ slightly as every make has their particular different fuel system. However it still generally adheres to the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Alfa Romeo

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Diesel in Petrol Questions

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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